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Private Blues Lesson from ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons

About nine years ago, ZZ Top guitarist extraordinaire Billy F. Gibbons sat down with Gretsch Billy-Bo in hand to give us a lesson in playing the blues tunes that inspired him to play guitar.We not only got the lesson, we got it on video! Below, we’ve provided the video, along with the relevant TAB figures for the parts that Billy plays. To help you follow along, we’ve provided the quote from... …

Watch Slayer Cover Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top

Slayer have been touring North America this summer, in support of their 2015 LP, Repentless. Here, you can watch a couple of neat soundcheck videos where the legendary thrashers take on classic rock standards by the likes of Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top. In one video, taken from the band's soundcheck prior to their July 20 performance in Raleigh, NC, the band has some fun with the ZZ Top classic, ... …

The Story Behind ZZ Top's Spinning Fur Guitars

Remember ZZ Top's iconic spinning fur guitars? I'm talking, of course, about those now-famous hirsute twirling axes—a guitar and a bass—that appear in the band's 1983 "Legs" music video.They were built by Dean Zelinsky, founder of Dean Guitars and the man behind Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars.Zelinsky recently opened up about the furry guit-fiddles on his website,, and in... …